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As part of a series of Blog posts helping organisations focus on the important stuff during this period of Corona Virus crisis, this post discusses how bringing focus to your monitoring to the important metrics is essential. Having visibility of the normal operational baselines will give you access to understand what, how, where and why these metrics can impact the change in how your IT infrastructure and the services they deliver are potentially able and actually coping.

With countries on lock down, businesses telling staff to work from home, the capability of IT to support such a dramatic shift in how the services are consumed by users. I hope this article helps and contributes to you gaining better understanding and knowledge on maintaining an operational business and organisation during this dramatic time.

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During this expert customer training session, we will discuss and demonstrate
how to get the most out of SolarWinds Engineer’s Toolset.  Here’s your chance to
see how it works, get some technical pointers and to ask questions from the
best!  Join hosts Josh Stephens, Head Geek at SolarWinds and Brandon Shopp,
Director of Product Management as they take a deep dive into the power and
technical aspects of Engineer’s Toolset.

  • Workspace Studio
  • Real Time NetFlow
  • Switch Port Mapper
  • Toolset/Orion Integration Widget
  • NPM/NCM
  • Config Tools

Register to attend this live event:

FAQ:

How much is the webcast?
It’s free.

Will this webcast be recorded?
Yes, it will be recorded. To all
those who register, we’ll email out a link to the slide deck and to the recorded
version.

Can I forward this to my co-workers?
Yes, forward it on to as many
as you’d like.

If I can’t make this webcast, will there be others in the future?

Yes, we’ll be sending out announcements for future sessions as they’re
scheduled.

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The dev guys here have been working hard (as usual) and I'm pleased to
announce that we now have new versions of Orion NPM (Network Performance
Monitor) and NCM (Network Configuration Manager) available for download. For
existing customers with active software maintenance these are free upgrades. For
folks that haven't bought Orion yet, you can download an evaluation version from
SolarWinds.Com to try out for
30 days.

Orion NPM version 9.5 offers several cool enhancements. My Top 3 would
include wireless (it's built in now so that you can manage wired and wireless
networks side by side), unpluggable port modes (lets you manage user ports
differently than ports connected to servers, trunk ports, and etc), support for
Cisco EnergyWise (a cool new way of reducing and tracking power consumption),
and the new Network Atlas (OK, that's 4 but who's counting?).

Orion NCM version 5.5 also has a sweet set of new features. My favorites are
tighter integration with Orion NPM and support for Cisco EnergyWise (not just
the monitoring that Orion NPM provides but NCM helps to automate the deployment
of this new Cisco feature.

I could add a lot more detail here but really the best way to learn about the
new versions is to download and try them for yourself. Good luck and be sure to
let us know what you think either here or within the Orion NPM and Orion NCM user forums.

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